3 Lessons I Wish People Would Have Told Me Sooner!

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Hey Guys,

As a lot of you may know I turned 20 almost a week ago and it’s sad how quickly time is moving forward, but I am at a point in my life where I have officially passed my teens and come through some tough moments in the short amount of time I have been around.

So, I thought I would share some lessons I have had to learn which I wish people would have told me sooner. If these are relatable let me know and I just hope I can help a few of you out.

Here we go:

Nothing Good Will Ever Come Easy

One thing I have had to learn, is that anything worth fighting for, will never be plain sailing, no matter how much you would like for it to be.

It’s an annoying truth, but the truth none the less.

There are situations, let’s say landing that dream job for example, where you will want to just send out one application, get the interview straight away, and then be told you have gotten the job. How perfect would that be?

Although that may be the case for some people, it is very likely that won’t be the way it goes.

The way this is more likely to play out is, you send out 100 applications, get maybe 10 interviews and then hopefully get the job then, but even so, some people may still need to try, try, and try again.

This isn’t me trying to burst any bubbles or ruin anyone’s dreams, but rather say that effort goes a long way, and the more effort you put in, the more likely it is to pay off. That goes for practically anything also, so what I am trying to say is, keep trying and you will be ok! Trust me, it took me over a year of searching to get where I wanted.

Life Will Throw Some Interesting Curve Balls

It doesn’t matter what you do in life or where you go for that matter, life will find some way to throw something your way to throw you off track, but one small piece of advice, don’t let it bring you to an automatic halt.

Keep looking forward. Keep going and never look back.

And yes, I will admit that is some big talk for someone who did let that happen several times in her life, but hey, I am here to tell the tale, so maybe I can be the one to let you know after all!

There have been some moments in my past where I thought things were going a certain way, and then BAM!, it all diverted and I ended up on a completely different path. At first it seems confusing and you try to figure out what is going on, but sometimes this new path may be just what you needed, even if at first it seems absurd.

Just go with it!

You Don’t Have To Be Liked By Everyone To Be Happy

This has always been a HUGE problem for me, but I know I am not the only one here who does this.

In my mind, I have always had this thought that everyone I came across had to like me, otherwise it was apparent something was wrong with me. I have actually lost count as to how many times this has taken over my mind.

Now, obviously at the age of 20, I know this to not be the case, although occasionally I may still get an inkling of a feeling that this still may be so. Really at this point, I am just trying to convince myself that people can dislike me and I won’t be affected by it at all. I don’t react quite so badly as I once would but still, I kind of just want everyone to be my friend. Is that so bad?

Saying this however, I am happy with the friends I have and wouldn’t change them for anything. This goes for those both online and offline, it really doesn’t matter. I am glad to have people who like me for me, it makes you feel good and forget the insecurities you once had.

Real friends are hard to come across but so worth the time and effort.

And if you are looking for a friend, I will happily become that friend.

See you soon

Chloe Lauren x

 

 

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It’s Official… I’m Coming Back!

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Hey Guys,

This is just a short post to let you all know that my Blogging Break is officially over as of right now and as of the next few days I will be fully back with all new ideas and blog posts which I can’t wait to share with you, so keep a beady eye out for that!

But first, let’s rewind slightly, I know I have actually had a couple of posts out this year, but they weren’t my best work and the reason for that is, for a while I completely lost my passion for my blog, so I decided to take a small break, but I still wanted to bring out posts. Quite easy to see, that was the completely WRONG move, although my last post, which was for Paperless Post (see HERE) was enjoyable.

But like I said, most of what I loved was gone, partly because I felt drained. Worry not though, as it is 100% back. I just had to take some time for me and now I am loving the idea of posting again. Yay!

I just really hope you didn’t mind the break and understand what I am saying?

I am sure you do. I don’t doubt that one bit. it’s just I felt I at least owed you a teeny weeny explanation to explain my recent absence. After all, you’ve always been so supportive and you subscribe to my feed for something so there you go.

Be on the look out for new Content because I am officially back!

There was something else I needed to say. What was it?

Oh yeah, I am now 20. Real life is kicking in and no more teen tag on WordPress. YIKES! I guess this is going to be like a fresh start? Scary but exciting! Let’s see how it goes.

See you all soon,

Chloe Lauren x

This Is From Me To You! | Paperless Post Review

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Hey Guys,

Today I am going to be telling you about Paperless Post, a wonderful little Service which enables you to send Cards, Event Flyers and Invitations in a new and exciting way.

Sounds interesting? I personally think so, which is way I am looking forward to telling you more about it!

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First of all, I absolutely love anything like this. In fact, anything, and I mean anything, that involves being creative and sharing something which may be sentimental, is definitely what I am 100% here for. I have always been someone who enjoys finding different ways to surprise and make someone smile on their birthday and I think it is safe to say, I have found a way I can do that.

Possibly a high five moment?

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Anyway, a friend of mine, also called Chloe, but with the accent on the ‘e’ (as mentioned above), actually has her birthday coming up, incidentally a day before mine, making this the perfect time to find and try this Service out.

I know, I couldn’t have timed that better myself!

I have to say though, I was happily surprised to see a great variety of card choices available, although it made it slightly difficult to pick the right one. It’s not that Chloe is picky, but rather that to me it has always mattered about the person and what they will like so it’s more me being pedantic more than anything.

I guess I was just over thinking it more than I should. Nothing out of the usual there!

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Once I had actually managed to choose the right card, then came the easier part, personalising it.

I decided to stick to a simple but sophisticated design which was slightly ruined by my try at being ‘funny’ or ‘witty’ with the way I said Happy Birthday. I couldn’t just be normal, could I?

Now, with this Service, you don’t just choose the card design. Oh no! You have control over everything, the entire design process is down to you, which I think works really well and allows it to be truly and completely from you to the person you are sending the card to.

If I am honest, that is what it should be about.

All that’s left for me to do now, is schedule it to be sent out at the right time, which has been the only real problem I have faced thus far within the process. Apart from that, it is definitely worth the effort.


Now it’s your turn. If you’d like to try out Paperless Post, take a look at their Website now, just click the link below.

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Have fun!

Chloe Lauren x

 

*DISCLAIMER – This Review is my honest opinion and all views are my own. Also, thank you to Paperless Post for asking me to Review the Service.

Responding To The Negativity!

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Hey Guys,

If you have been active on any of the Social Media pages or heard the news getting about recently, you may (or may not) have heard a few things circulating around regarding Content Creators, including that of the new rules being brought in by YouTube, outlining new guidelines specifically for and making it more difficult than before for smaller channels monetizing their Videos.

This obviously caused a HUGE amount of outrage, and with good reason, especially saying this has come about, conveniently after the Logan Paul incident, making people wonder why YouTube has been picking out and victimising smaller Creators who are trying to grow.

But this hasn’t been the only time this year (already), that the name of the creator has been spoken of negatively and faced backlash.

At the moment it actually seems as though Bloggers/Vloggers are at the forefront of Media coverage and not for the reasons we would want to be, and although there is a lot of good coming from our communities, OUR being the operative word, it is becoming apparent that the bad is outshining this good.

I think it’s important to remember that actually, that we are a community and that we need to be the ones to continue the way we want things to go. By this I mean, let’s fight fire with water as opposed to more fire if that makes sense.

Why subject ourselves to the negativity that is surrounding us all? Instead pick ourselves back up, brush off what is holding us back and make an impact the way we know we can.

We have to support each other first in order to strengthen and build on what we have. We can blame others all we want, but it won’t make the change we want. We just have to keep pushing through and sharing the Content we love and it will all fall into place.

We’ve got this!

Chloe Lauren x

What Did You Achieve In 2017?

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Hey Guys,

With 2018 now underway, I thought it might be interesting to do something I did early last year, when I looked over what I had achieved throughout the year.

Now I know this wasn’t the best year for a lot of us, but I’m here to remind you that even in darkness there is light! Positivity is everywhere we just need to find it, even when it seems difficult to do so.

  • Being Baptised in February
  • Got over my fear of calling people or answering the phone
  • Adopted a new, much more positive attitude and outlook on life
  • Started my search for Jobs/Apprenticeships
  • Reached 1,400+ Blog followers and 1,150+ Twitter Followers
  • Gained more confidence in myself
  • Being offered 8 interviews in one week
  • Passed my AAT Level 2 in Accounting Software exam
  • Letting go of toxic friendships that I thought I had to hold on to
  • Mastered making Cappucinos, Lattes and Americanos on drinks machine
  • Invited to interviews with BT and the BBC
  • Managed to get the Job I wanted in just one day
  • Just feeling so much happier in myself!

I hope you all have a wonderful New Year and that 2018 is a success for everyone reading.

Here is to a great start. New Year. New You!

What Did You Achieve In 2017?

Chloe Lauren x

Blogmas May Be Over But Christmas Is Almost Here!| Blogmas Day 24

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Hey Guys,

How are you all? Hopefully feeling joyous and enjoying the Season.

After all, tomorrow is Christmas Day.

We have made it. It’s finally here. The presents are all wrapped and under the tree and A Muppet’s Christmas Carol is now on.  What could be better?

I can’t believe it’s already been 24 days? How is it already Christmas Eve? This also means that Blogmas is practically over, which is sad, but has been truly enjoyable. Although I have to apologise for missing two days, as they were spent with Friends and Family members.

Tis the season to spend time with loved ones, right? I couldn’t just forget that side of the Christmas Period, but I have genuinely enjoyed posting on the daily. It kind reminded me of the old days, when I first started this blog! In a way, it was really nice getting back to my blogging roots!

I think all that is left to say is, MERRY CHRISTMAS to you all! Have a wonderful time and I will see you again just before the New Year!

for the last time this Season,

Happy Blogmas,

Chloe Lauren x

Hold Onto These Moments. You’ll Regret It When They Go | Blogmas Day 22

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Hey Guys,

Today was awesome, but at the same time felt like a long time coming.

At 5.10pm I officially broke up from work for Christmas, for an entire week, meaning that the festivities can now begin, not they hadn’t already, but now it obviously gets real, and with only 3 sleeps to go I am so ready for it to be here now. The only problem with that being, that when it’s gone, it’s gone for another 12 months, so I really shouldn’t wish my time away that soon. I just need to take it as it comes and enjoy this time and make as many memories as possible in that time.

That is something I think we all do. However, I don’t understand why? We know how quickly time goes anyway, so why do we always let excitement get the best of us to the point that we just want everything now, now, now.

We should slow it all down and just be in the moment. Otherwise, we are going to miss something amazing.

This Christmas I intend to be more aware of what is going on around me and try to hold onto to everything happening and cherish the little things. That is what Christmas is about. We should enjoy it whilst it is here!

That is why, right as we speak I am sitting in my Living Room, on my own, with Whitney Houston’s Christmas album playing on the YouTube App on my TV. It sounds sad, but it makes me so happy.

I feel like the last few days I have done nothing but rave about Whitney. Her voice is outstanding and her music puts a smile on my face, so I’m sure you can forgive me for that!

Also, to let you know, you should definitely keep an eye out on Diversion3000s blog tomorrow as you may see an appearance from me on one of her next posts. She is an amazing blogger and a friend. I am so pleased of where her blog is heading so you should just check her out anyway!

So, let’s live in the moment this Christmas and actually enjoy the lead up as well as the day itself. Let’s have something to remember throughout the year and not just miss ever second!

Happy Blogmas,

Chloe Lauren x

 

Yep…It’s Another Tag! | Blogmas Day 21

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Hey Guys,

I did a Tag on one of the first days of Blogmas and thought I would do another with the last few days being upon us.

I am going to be doing the This or That Tag, meaning I will have two options per category and then will have to decided between them. The problem being, it’s difficult as it’s usually things you love.

Yeah…. You’ll see what I mean!


Elf or The Santa Clause?

Damn! Why did I start with this one! These are both amazing movies. I do have to say though, it has to be Elf in this case, because I do prefer the Santa Clause 2 over the first one.

Candy Canes or Christmas Cookies?

This one is so easy. Christmas Cookies all of the way. I could eat them any time of the year.

Real Tree or Fake Tree?

Although this year we are using a Fake Tree, I do prefer having a real tree, like the one we had last year. It’s ashame we weren’t able to get one this year, but you know what? Christmas isn’t about the tree. I’m just happy to have a tree up at all.

Michael Buble or Mariah Carey?

Don’t get me wrong, I love both of these so much, but I think I have to side with Michael Buble on this one. His suave style and soulful voice just gives him the edge, but that is not to say Mariah isn’t the Queen of Christmas music. That is inevitable.

Lights or Ornaments?

It depends on what each one is for. In terms of a tree, Ornaments all the way, but if we are talking about in general terms, lights just make everything better. When you walk around for the first time with the lights up and you just look around excited, because you know the Festive Season is just around the corner. It’s exciting!

Christmas Eve or Christmas Morning?

Christmas Eve. Opening presents is great, but there is something about seeing the gifts under the tree and relaxing by the tree with a Hot Chocolate and a Christmas movie on in the background. Perfect!

Giving Gifts or Receiving Gifts?

Oh 100% giving gifts! I have practically spent all of my money this month of presents. I know it sounds stupid, but I just get super excited when I see people’s faces when they open the presents I brought them.


What Would Your Answers Have Been?

Happy Blogmas,

Chloe Lauren x

Just A Festive Treat From Me To You | Blogmas Day 20

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Hey Guys,

As today is the 20th, we are now just 5 days away from the greatest day of the year, maybe even of all time.

Ok, that was a slight exaggeration. Actually not it’s not. Christmas Day is the best and for that I am not sorry!

So, to make the last few days of waiting more bearable, I am going to treat you to a Festive song I recently found and have been raving about for the last few days. It is the season of giving after all and I am pretty sure you are going to love it also.

Without further ado, I hope you enjoy this song and hope you also ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’

Happy Blogmas,

Chloe Lauren x

My Letter To ‘Santa’! | Blogmas Day 19

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Hey Guys,

I recently saw someone do this and wanted to do it myself, in my own way and with own my own take on it. Before anyone asks, I know Santa is not real (hope I haven’t spoilt that for anyone) but I felt like there was somethings I had to say.

Here we go:


Dear Santa,

It’s been a long time since I wrote to you, probably years come to think of it. I’ve grown a bit since then, or at least I would love to think so anyway.

You know how life is. Just because circumstances change, doesn’t mean we have to also, right? Not fully anyway.

I hope that makes sense, because that’s how I’ve been feeling a lot recently. Although things are changing for me, it doesn’t mean that I want to lose sight of who I am or who I was when I was younger.

As you will probably remember, I was quite an excitable young thing, very outgoing, wanting every gift possible when it came to writing to you in previous years.

I remember when my mom used to give me the Argos magazine so I could pick all the toys that I wanted from it but I would always ended up picking about 10 things from every page. I could never decide. I just wanted them all.

Once I had chosen, the next part was easier, write the list and send it off to you, or at least that’s what I thought I was doing, for those wonderful few years.

When it was first hinted that you were not real, I didn’t want to let go, because I thought that it would ruin the magic of Christmas, but now I know it’s not just that part of that made it magic, it was everything else as well as that. I am so glad of it. Christmas is still as fantastic as ever and I couldn’t be happier.

I miss believing in you, but at the same time I love where my life is heading and I wouldn’t change it for the world.

So I guess all I want is to remain the way I am going. I am proud of the person I a becoming. I may not be perfect. I make a lot of mistakes on the daily but I can’t wait to see what else is to come.

For one last time, thank you and Merry Christmas Santa,

Love your old pal Chloe.


Happy Blogmas,

Chloe Lauren x